Category Archives: Cotton

Field-day planned Aug. 30 in Chillicothe

By: Kay Ledbetter Soil and Crop Sciences contacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, Dr. Paul DeLaune,   The Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, will be Aug. 30. The field day activities will focus on many of the cotton trials at the AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, south of Chillicothe. “It is an important year for cotton production in Texas as new technologies came onto the market,” said Dr. Emi Kimura, Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →

Texas A&M’s Stelly recognized as ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Dr. David Baltensperger, 979-845-3041, Dr. David Stelly, 979-845-2745, COLLEGE STATION – Dr. David Stelly has been named the Cotton Researcher of the Year by the International Cotton Advisory Committee, known as ICAC. Since being formed in 1938, ICAC’s global role has been to raise awareness of emerging issues, provide information relevant to the solving of problems and to foster cooperation in the achievement of common objectives. Stelly’s research is leading to advances in multiple scientific and applied disciplines of cotton,… Read More →

Crop Science Society of America Announces 2016 Award Recipient

MADISON, WI, Jul 13, 2016 – The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) announces the following 2016 award recipient to be formally presented at the CSSA Awards Ceremony on 2016-11-09 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting, Nov 6-9, Phoenix, AZ – Sheraton Grand Phoenix Ballroom C. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research. David M. Stelly, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – CSSA Fellow: David Stelly is Professor at Texas A&M University and AgriLife Research, in College Station, Texas. Dr. Stelly… Read More →

AgriLife Research: Rotation, cover crops impact cotton yields more than tillage

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Paul DeLaune, 940-552-9941 ext. 207, CHILLICOTHE – After eight years of research on no-till advantages and disadvantages with cotton crops, Dr. Paul DeLaune is convinced it’s not as much about the tillage as it is about the cover crop and/or rotation. DeLaune, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research environmental soil scientist in Vernon, said he has compared no-till, strip till and conventional till, as well as cotton with a terminated wheat crop in the Rolling Plains. “What we’ve seen over eight… Read More →

Benefits and drawbacks of no-till discussed at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Field Tour

At the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Field Crops Tour, Dr. Gaylon Morgan discussed the benefits and drawbacks of no-till and conservation tillage management versus conventional farming methods. While No-Till farming is easy to describe, there is no set parameters to define conservation tillage. Many producers consider anything less than their conventional tilling practices to be conservation. Morgan told the producers that Dr. Frank Hons, soil scientist and retired Texas A&M University professor, conducted a long-term tillage study where conservation tillage was considered a reduction of eight passes to… Read More →

Students from Mexico are interned in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department this summer

Three students from the Mexican state of Yucatan are interned in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department this summer under the guidance of Dr. Steve Hague and Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan. Pablo Rosete, Cristina Dzul Vela and Rusel Moo Aldance are part of the Yucatan Initiative, a program designed to encourage more students to pursue advanced degrees in the U.S., specifically at Texas A&M University. Each of the students has already earned at least one degree. Cristina holds a Bachelor of Science in IT Management;  Rusel holds a Bachelor… Read More →